Stuttgart from a bird’s-eye view:

Wel­come to the TV Tower

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Since 1956, Stuttgart’s most prom­i­nent land­mark, the world’s first TV Tower, has con­tin­ued to wow vis­i­tors. Panoramic views over Baden-Wuert­tem­berg’s cap­i­tal, ar­chi­tec­tural pi­o­neer­ing and culi­nary high­lights: the nee­dle-like con­crete struc­ture mea­sur­ing 217 me­tres is an un­par­al­leled des­ti­na­tion.

Stuttgart Tele­vi­sion Tower is well worth a visit for var­i­ous rea­sons. Be­sides the unique view over Stuttgart and its sur­round­ings, vis­i­tors can learn in­ter­est­ing facts about the tower’s con­struc­tion his­tory, architectu­re and en­gi­neer­ing dur­ing the ‘Over­view’ tour.

“Par­tic­u­larly ex­cit­ing is the de­scent to the tower’s deep­est se­cret: its foun­da­tions, ”press of­fi­cer Clau­dia Ha­mann says. “The ‘Af­ter-Work’ tour, booked on­line, takes place ev­ery sec­ond Wed­nes­day evening. Group tours are avail­able in Ger­man and English and can be ar­ranged upon re­quest.”

At the ‘early birds’ event, vis­i­tors can ad­mire the breath­tak­ing sun­rise from above, even be­fore the tower opens to the pub­lic.

The culi­nary side is taken care of by the Panorama Café. Gin and wine tast­ings, a ‘Ro­man­tic Din­ner for Two’ or the pop­u­lar Sun­day lunch for the whole fam­ily prom­ise to in­dulge the palate.

The TV Tower is eas­ily reached from the cen­tral train sta­tion and it’s also a su­perb venue for out­stand­ing cor­po­rate events or fam­ily oc­ca­sions. There’s cer­tainly no bet­ter way to stage an un­for­get­table event than 144 me­tres above the ground.

TEXT: MAR­ILENA STRACKE The best view of the state cap­i­tal and its re­gion from a height of 150 me­tres. Photo: © SWR Me­dia Ser­vices GmbH / Martin Sig­mund

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